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We wanted something New. Different. Cozy. Hugging. Comfortable. So we made one that fits any sleeping positions and adapts to your life
We wanted something New. Different. Cozy. Hugging. Comfortable. So we made one that fits any sleeping positions and adapts to your life
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How's your sleep when you travel? Probably not so great. Or maybe you just think to yourself, what the heck, it's just a trip. But think about it, the whole purpose of a trip is to relax and appreciate your destination, so why not enjoy the ride as well? 

Our sleep tool is a new breed of travel pillow. An unusual pillow, for an unusually good sleep that has been designed to fit your favorite sleeping position. Our goal was to make you sleep comfortably and help you maintain a good posture because your health matters. We invest so much money in having a perfect bed, and great pillows, so why not invest in the best travel pillow then?

Highlights

  • Linear shape ensures that your head remains in it's axis. Why should you care? Because it optimises your body for a deeper sleep and completely removes neck soreness and back pain. 
  • Next gen flexible support the keystone of strong support is the material.  MonPère is made of solid silicone to keep it flexible but firm. We also added a second layer of tirods in the finger to allow your head to rest entirely. No matter the weight, you're always comfortable. 
  • 15-30 min a flight experts says that a lack of sleep during travel increases heart risks, loss of concentration, irritability and appetite. 

Tips to sleep on a plane

While a few lucky folks can pass out easily upon takeoff, for most of us, quality in-flight sleep is a struggle. And that can lead to exhaustion and several nights of playing catch-up when you arrive at your final destination.

Beyond the tips you likely already know—invest in earplugs, an eyemask, wear comfy clothing; and upgrade to a first class ticket (#lifegoals)—here are 6 tips for more ways you can rest en route.

1. Uncross your legs

2. Wear socks

3. Lean back

4. Avoid alcohol

5. Don't eat too much

6. Power down all electronics

Simply bend one end of the product around yourself or the back your seat and bend the other end into a secure position for your head. You can even use the hand to hold your device for movie time.

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 Where to use it? 

   

MonPère founder and inventor Sylvain Bérubé is a Montréal-based sports therapist and trainer. After years of travelling around the world and living in unseen countries he decided that it was time we get rid off the traditional problem of bad sleep on the planes. The MonPère project all started when he saw his daughter Raphaëlle's bent sleep posture on a road trip in Hawaii. At that time he did what dads do best. He fixed it. 4 years of development and testing has passed to finally bring you MonPère sleep tool. A travel pillow that offers support, security and a quirky personality. Just like dad.  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

    

Secure your head

Lean your head back, forward or to the side. MonPère keeps your head resting comfortably in the position you choose. No more bouncing around.

 

Ergonomic design

MonPère uses your natural pressure points to create resistance. Wake up feeling rested, not like you just got run over by a truck. Sized for children and adults.

  

Weird for a reason

Our quirky form is the sum of countless tests and prototypes. The result is an unexpected design with human form hands to keep your head resting securely. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Sylvain & Raphaëlle Bérubé

Founder & inventor:

Sylvain Bérubé is a sought after trainer and sports therapist based in Montréal, Canada. His work in physical health led him to rethink the way we rest our heads when we travel.

Lead Product Tester:

Raphaëlle Bérubé draws on six years of life experience and sleepy times to test and improve each sleep tool prototype.

Contributors:

Industrial Design- Takdesign
Brand Development- Startl.us
Brand ID & Kickstarter- Detraform

 

 

 

Early birds get the greatest discounts.

 
  • Friendly nap [SOLD OUT]
  • Quicky nap [SOLD OUT]
  • Power nap [Kickstarter pillow x 1]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $89
  • Duo nap [Couple pillow x 2]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159
  • Lovely nap [Family pillow x 4]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $309
  • Group nap [Family pillow x 10]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $595

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have done and are continuing to do all things possible to ensure a smooth take off for MonPère. We have teamed up with an extremely experienced manufacturer, who has worked with some of the biggest brands out there. They request 50% of the production cost in advance to start. We are determined to make the MonPère sleep tool the only travel pillow you'll ever need.

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